Jump to content
  • Advertisement


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.


Flat tiles vs Warcraft II style

This topic is 6442 days old which is more than the 365 day threshold we allow for new replies. Please post a new topic.

If you intended to correct an error in the post then please contact us.

Recommended Posts

It seems to me that all my posts lately have been something vs something else... Anyway, I have decided I want to work on a tile basted RTS game. I have a simple (one layer and growing...) tile engine for the map. This post may be a little ahead of myself, but what the heck. Should I have everything in my game be viewed top down (100% straight down... you can''t see the sides of anything) which is really easy (no need for multiple images for each direction... DD can rotate a single image) or should I go with somewhat-isometric images like in Warcraft II? The WII images would look better, but I am a really lousy animate object drawer (I am good at landscapes, trees, buildings, etc... really bad at animals/people). I don''t think I could draw all the units facing every direction, in every animation sequence... So I am leaning towards flat... any suggestions? --------------------

You are not a real programmer until you end all your sentences with semicolons; (c) 2000 ROAD Programming

You are unique. Just like everybody else.


Visit the ROAD Programming Website for more programming help.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
I think on of the most important factor that should influence your descision is:

Will that player be able to tell the difference between the various units in a top-down map?

If the answer is NO then you should go for 45 degree top-down (warcraft/starcraft, etc. style)

If the answer is YES then you have two options, either do them the way you feel most comfortable with, or find yourself an artist to do them for you.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
You could try the idea I''m using.

I like the isometric view, so I''m going to use it in my tile-based game. But I can''t draw, let alone at 30 degree incline at various rotations. So I''m going to use a 3D renderer to make it for me. You just make up one object, set up the camera at the right spot and type, and then render it at a whole bunch of different rotations. Heck, make an animation out of it!

How bout that?


  • Advertisement

Important Information

By using GameDev.net, you agree to our community Guidelines, Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy.

Participate in the game development conversation and more when you create an account on GameDev.net!

Sign me up!